On February 25, 2022, ATP Challenger Tournament Moscow Cup, the Professional Men’s Tennis Tournament, which was set to take place next week in Moscow, has been announced to not take place.
Following the escalated situation between Russia and Ukraine, the council of the ATP Challenger Tour has decided to not proceed with the next week’s tournament in Moscow, Russia.
Concerned over the safety of the players and uncertainty related to travelling to Russia or internationally, the decision has been taking place.
“Due to concerns over player safety and uncertainty related to international travel following the recent escalation of events between Russia and Ukraine, next week’s ATP Challenger tournament in Moscow will not take place as scheduled.” -ATP Challenger Tour on Twitter
Moscow Cup which was scheduled to take place from February 28, 2022, to March 06, 2022, with the prize money of $53,120 and has a total of 48 matches including 32 singles and 16 doubles matches, has been suspended due to the ongoing war crisis between Russia and Ukraine.
ATP Tour has confirmed its decision through Twitter.
Due to concerns over player safety and uncertainty related to international travel following the recent escalation of events between Russia and Ukraine, next week’s ATP Challenger tournament in Moscow will not take place as scheduled. pic.twitter.com/NRBpEzfEc4
— ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) February 24, 2022
Viewers infants react on Twitter to this announcement by supporting the board’s decision.
The right decision has been made.
— what's the craic? (@whatsthecraic1) February 24, 2022
This is the right decision. Hope all Russia tournaments are cancelled. Not just this one.
— V. Delaney (@Delaney4Tennis) February 24, 2022
The recent ATP Challenger Tournament Citta’ Di Forli’ 4 which ended on 20th February 2022, was won by Jack Draper for Singles and Victor Vlad Cornea and Fabian Fallert for doubles.
While the ongoing ATP Challenger Tournaments Terega Open in Pau, France and Citta’ Di Forli’ 5 in Forli, Italy, which started from 21st February 2022 are running as per the schedule and ends on 27th February 2022.
The decision of suspending of Moscow Cup comes soon after the announcement of the cancellation of the UEFA Champions League Final which was set to be hosted in St. Petersburg Stadium, Russia.